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Can you get certified online to be a Registered Health Information Technician?

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The certification test to be a registered health information technician must be taken in person, according to the AHIMA, the American certifying body for the health information management profession. Eligibility to take the RHIT exam depends on completion of an associate's degree, which may be taken online.

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Applicants must have an associate degree from a school accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education. The CAHIIM website's school finder searches for accredited programs by ZIP code and distance learning preference. A school that has applied for accreditation but not yet received it cannot guarantee eligibility to future graduates.

The AHIMA candidate guide outlines the application and testing procedure, including the cost and completion time frame. Once candidacy is verified, register at a Pearson Vue center and show valid identification on arrival to take the test.

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